How will the 95 and 99 Chave Hermitage Rouge compare?

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How will the 95 and 99 Chave Hermitage Rouge compare?

Postby JoePerry » Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:35 pm

With time, how will history judge the 95 and 99 Hermitage from Chave as compared to each other? I have tasted neither, and am not likely to taste one before considering a purchase.

Thoughts?

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Re: How will the 95 and 99 Chave Hermitage Rouge compare?

Postby Florida Jim » Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:37 pm

Joe,
I have tasted both and found them extremely primary (more so than usual for Chave) and in need of twenty years in the cellar. Maybe more.
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Re: How will the 95 and 99 Chave Hermitage Rouge compare?

Postby Jenise » Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:03 pm

20 years?????????????????????????

I've got four of the 99; I was counting on enjoying them sooner than that, boo hoo.
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Re: How will the 95 and 99 Chave Hermitage Rouge compare?

Postby JoePerry » Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:16 pm

Thanks, Jim.

Actually, what I was looking for (other than a drinking window) was a qualitative difference between the two. I'll likely buy one or the other in the next few weeks (but not both) and am torn.

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Re: How will the 95 and 99 Chave Hermitage Rouge compare?

Postby MLawton » Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:22 pm

They are both good and both very "Chave". The 99 is much more expensive now because it got a lot more points, I believe.

You can bring either to my house, anytime.
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Re: How will the 95 and 99 Chave Hermitage Rouge compare?

Postby Florida Jim » Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:23 pm

JoePerry wrote:Thanks, Jim.

Actually, what I was looking for (other than a drinking window) was a qualitative difference between the two. I'll likely buy one or the other in the next few weeks (but not both) and am torn.

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Joe


Tough call.
Both are so primary that any real long term assessment seems more a dice roll than anything else. Both are well stuffed, well structured and long. I guess the only real difference I can point to is the 95 will be ready a few years earlier - about your 60th, I'd say. :wink:
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Re: How will the 95 and 99 Chave Hermitage Rouge compare?

Postby JoePerry » Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:30 pm

That's what I wanted to hear!

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